Seismic design of RC bridge piers to ensure the post-disaster functionality of road network

Y. Nogami, Mitsuyoshi Akiyama, D. M. Frangopol

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    Abstract

    When designing bridges located in seismic hazard zones, the final design has to be determined by taking into consideration the functionality of the post-disaster road network. The effect of inelastic bridge behavior on the deterioration of the functionality of a road network after an earthquake needs to be incorporated in the seismic analysis. This paper deals with risk-based seismic design of RC bridges to ensure a specified postdisaster functionality of the road network. Computational results show that compared with bridges designed to minimize the seismic life-cycle cost, bridges designed taking into consideration the requirement of post-disaster traffic capacity of a road network need to have a higher seismic performance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSafety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013
    Pages3581-3586
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013 - New York, NY
    Duration: 2013 Jun 162013 Jun 20

    Other

    Other11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013
    CityNew York, NY
    Period13/6/1613/6/20

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Nogami, Y., Akiyama, M., & Frangopol, D. M. (2013). Seismic design of RC bridge piers to ensure the post-disaster functionality of road network. In Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013 (pp. 3581-3586)